We are working on moving all Council policies from the intranet to the website. If you need information about any policy, please contact the HR Helpdesk.


Acting Up Secondments Policy
Capability policy
Casual employment policy
Corporate Risk Management Policy and Framework
Dignity at Work policy
Disciplinary policy
Disputes policy
Drivers of Council Vehicles - Code of Conduct
Drivers of Non-Council Vehicles - Code of Conduct
Driving at Work policy
Drug and Alcohol Booklet and Form
Drug and alcohol policy
Extra-mural employment policy
Family leave policy (for all employees except teachers)
Family leave policy (for teachers and associated professionals)
Flexible Working policy
Gender Based Violence Policy
Grievance policy
Managing sickness absence policy
Recovery of overpayments policy
Rehabilitation and redeployment policy
Relocation policy
Retirement Policy (Teachers)
Retirement Policy
Severance Policy FAQs
Severance Policy
Short Term Supply - Fixed Term Supply Employment for Teachers
Smoking Policy
Temporary employment policy
Time off for trade union duties and activities policy
Travel and subsistence policy
Workforce plan
Workforce Planning Framework 2017-18
Workforce Strategy 2016 - 2020

How To's

How to carry out interviews
How to carry out PVG and Disclosure Checks
How to carry out PVG and Disclosure Risk Assessments and Overseas Checks
How to carry out recruitment checks
How to Manage a Breach of Data Protection and Confidentiality - Version 1
How to manage and advertise a vacancy
How to manage Asbestos containing materials
How to shortlist for interview


Health, Safety & Care

These policies, procedures and guidance relate to health and safety in the workplace, and health promotion.

Hardcopies of these documents can be found in your manager's Green Handbook.

Accident and Incident reporting policy
Adverse Weather Guidance
Breast Feeding Policy
Driver Medical Check Procedure
Fire Evacuation procedures - Municipal Buildings
Fire Safety at work policy
First aid at work - guidance note
Gas Safety Management Policy
Guide to RIDDOR reporting
Health & Safety Policy
Health, safety and care - strategic plan
Home working guidance for managers
Home working short risk assessment and guidance for employees
Home working short risk assessment and guidance for managers
HSE visit protocol
Infectious Disease Policy
Legionnaires' Disease policy
Lone working policy
Management of Occupational Health Monitoring and Surveillance Policy & Procedure
Management of Violence and Unacceptable Actions
Manual Handling and Moving and Handling Loads - Policy
Needlestick policy
Noise at Work - guidance note
Office Chairs
Pregnant workers - guidance for employees
Premises manager's handbook
Risk management by risk assessment
Smoking at work - guidance note
Smoking policy
Strategic plan for health, safety and care
Stress Management and Mental Wellbeing policy - guidance for managers
Stress Management and Mental Wellbeing policy
Stress Management Competency analysis
Stress Management risk assessment questionnaire (electronic version)
Stress Management risk assessment questionnaire (hard copy)
Stress Management risk assessment toolkit information for employees
Stress Management risk assessment toolkit managers' pack
Vibration at work procedure
Violence at work - guidance and advice for employees
Violence poster - it’s nice to be nice
Workplace Transport Policy

Generic risk assessment

Employee Development

Falkirk Council recognises that the learning and development of employees has a key role to play in ensuring employees have the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver a high quality and cost effective service to the community the Council serves.

The following policies and guidance notes reflect and support our commitment to learning and development:

Confidential reporting

The Council is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability.

In line with that commitment we expect employees and others that we deal with who have serious concerns about any aspect of the Council's work to come forward and voice those concerns. It is recognised that most cases will have to proceed on a confidential basis.

Whistleblowing policy